Tourniquet partially wrapped in brown paper

Made:
1928-1930 in United States and England
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited
First aid kit in aluminium case in canvas satchel (not pictured), used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight

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First aid kit in aluminium case in canvas satchel (not pictured), used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Tourniquet partially wrapped in brown paper, labelled 'Tourniquet. m25 Made in England'. Roughly trapezoid in shape, one side of the paper package is torn away, exposing bandage wrapped around a white cylinder and metal oblong buckle. Stored inside the first aid kit used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight to the Antarctic, 1930. Made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., United States, 1928-1930

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A700009/20
Materials:
cardboard and cotton (textile)
type:
tourniquet
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust